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Honors Degrees:

The Honors College seeks intellectually curious students who are concerned with the world around them. The Honors Curriculum and Community is designed to engage students in a breadth and depth of study culminating in a thesis in the student’s major.

  1. Apply to the Honors College by deadline. (See Honors College Website)
  2. Once accepted into the Honors College meet with an academic advisor to declare an Honors Degree. 
  3. Meet with Dr. Tim Collins to discuss thesis topic and potential thesis faculty advisor.
  4. Upon deciding on a thesis topic complete the Honors Thesis Proposal Form, and save a digital copy and return the signed original to the Honors College.
  5. Follow prerequisites and deadlines outlined on the ENVST Honors/Internship/Research page
  6. To fulfill the requirement for your Honors Degree complete the Honors Thesis Application one month prior to the semester you plan to register for the honor thesis credits.

This emphasis explores how management techniques such as mitigation, restoration, and planning are informed by ecological, cultural, and social understandings.

This emphasis explores complex relationships associated with food, including demands on the global ecosystem, health, and well-being of diverse communities, and the ways that bioregionalism can build more resilient populations. 

This emphasis focuses on the challenges of sustaining good quality air and water, the influence of degraded resources, and options for maintaining clean air and water.

This emphasis utilizes a transdisciplinary approach to help students better understand education and social change in the context of social, political, economic, and ethical dimensions of socio-ecological systems.


Tim Collins headshotDr. Tim Collins

Environmental & Sustainability Studies Honors Thesis Advisor
(801) 581-8218





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Last Updated: 9/6/23